Its an old story but looking at whats happening in bioinformatics industry now i think this topics some what relevant. The industry has seen an unprecedented number of mergers and collaboration something unthinkable at the early stages of bioinformatics era.
Lincoln Stein’s keynote at the O’Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference was provocatively titled “Bioinformatics: Gone in 2012. it was proved to some level that all the compaies that sproute up are not going to be around for a long time. but it seems 2012 is defenitely not going to be the end of bioinformatics. personalized medicine, functional genomics and theranostics have given it a new lease of life and lot of steam to speed ahead
the old article is present at oreilynetwork